A GOON hired by a jail drugs kingpin to attack a prison governor at her home was foiled — after he got cold feet.
The enforcer — a former inmate — arrived at the terrified woman’s address at night with orders to “threaten and beat” her.
But he lost his bottle when she opened the door and confessed he had been sent after a security blitz at the jail that unsettled dealers inside.
Cops are now investigating after their exchange was captured on her video doorbell.
She is a senior governor but we are not naming her or the jail to protect her identity.
A source told UK Times on Sunday: “The belief is that this was prompted by a series of drug swoops at the jail.
“Some inmates have been making a fortune through smuggling in and selling drugs, and the crackdown has hit them hard. One dealer obviously decided a message needed to be sent.
“It’s worrying how criminals could track down a governor’s address like that. It must have been terrifying for her.
“But the governor was amazingly calm in the circumstances.”
The incident took place in Dorset, but no arrests have been made.
However, an inmate who is alleged to have ordered the attack has been moved to a high-security jail.
His henchman has also been questioned.
Last night, a Prison Service spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
In a separate case in April last year, a prisoner had four years added to his sentence after he threatened a jail governor.
Jamie Johnson, 32, found out the names of the governor’s family and her address and said he would have her house “obliterated” if he was not transferred from HMP Parc in Bridgend to an English prison.
He said he would “send round the boys” to her family home and even claimed he had “taken contracts out” on her children.